mardi 17 septembre 2013

City Destinations about Famous Artists from Seattle

By Helen Georgette

There are numerous famous artists from Seattle and many famous artists in Seattle. These artists have achieved great success and notoriety in the art industry, as well as contributing to the legacy of Seattle famous artists. Gypsy Rose Lee, Audrey Wurdemann and Hank Ketcham are three distinguished famous artists from Seattle that have helped to define Seattle's artistic community.

Gypsy Rose Lee

Gypsy Rose Lee lived from January 9, 1911 to April 26, 1970. Her original name was Ellen June Hovick though it was changed to Gypsy Rose Lee due to the style of her acting on stages. She wrote plays and was a steamy and appealing actress. Gypsy was born in Seattle and finally married John Olaf Hovick who was a sales representative and newshound for a Seattle paper company. She would eventually write and act in numerous famous plays that were seen throughout the country. When Gypsy was 15 years old, she developed "Bobby Reed", which was a dancing act. Later, she held a career in dancing. Gypsy Rose made a name among the Seattle famous artists that will endure so long as Seattle supports art.

Audrey Wudermann

Audrey Wudermann was born on January 1, 1911 in Seattle, Washington. Wunderman once was a famous poet who was the youngest winner of the Pulitzer prize. Audrey never went to primary school but was ready to enter school when she was 11 years old. She wrote her first poetry collection when she was 16 years old and that was called "The House of Silk". Audrey married a another writer and poet named Joseph Auslander. She moved to live with him in NYC in 1932. Afterwards, she moved to Washington DC with him and lived in the Cathedral Heights neighborhood in the northwestern section of the town.

Hank Ketcham

Born on March 14, 1920 in Seattle, Washington. Hank is amongst the most famed artists in Seattle, having made the famous "Dennis the Menace" comic strip. Ketcham wrote it from 1951 to 1994 and after he retired, he embraced being a painter and worked while he was home. He got awarded the Reuben Award in 1953 for making Dennis the Menace. Hank finished his education at the Queen Anne High School and quickly attended the University of Washington. Ketcham's career started as an animator for companies like Walt Disney and a photographic specialist for the Navy.

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